Monday, June 23, 2008

The new Level-up Portal

I've been checking the Level-Up website back and forth for several days now and that I really noticed a big change in the way the website has been designed.

As in, the portal itself has been completely overhauled. The design of the page, the layout of the different page elements. Not to mention all of the very interesting and informative articles being posted on the site.

One big difference that I've really seen in the site as well as one of the things that I really liked about the new portal is that people who visit the site are now allowed to give comments on certain articles. Personally, I think this is a very interesting yet vital feature in the portal. As in, this will allow further interaction between the staff of level up and the players, as well as air their opinions and thoughts regarding certain articles and issues that have been raised on the portal page itself.

Another big difference that is visible in the site is that it is much more easier to navigate. unlike previous versions, this version of the portal allows you to easily access links to news, articles, account registration and the individual game portals. The design of the website is also cleaner and more organized and that the contents are properly fitted in their respective places.

However, with praise comes criticism, and this website is no exception, but dont get me wrong, I'll try to be constructive about what these comments of mine.

While the new features of the site are good, still, there is still not enough room for player-created content, as well as for a gamer-based community to thrive in. The level-up website should cater to these needs as well. Although the article based comments are a good start, still there is a lot of work to be done before LU can fully integrate the players into the LU community.

for starters, they can revise the old level-up cliq system and make it more community based, make it a bit more similar to those social networking sites like MySpace or Friendster, wherein people can make blogs or add friends or edit their settings and the like, if LU has the funds to do it of course, hehe. As well as a calendar wherein activity dates can be marked by LU so that people will know what, when and where an event can happen.

Another thing that LU could consider to improve the site is to allow certain players to post articles in the site about certain issues that affect either the games that they are playing or LU as a whole. That way, players and the people from Level-Up are also able to exchange ideas and express further their opinions on certain issues within the Level-Up community.

However, overall the new Level-Up portal site is good and that it's easy-to-navigate interface as well as the user posted comments allows more players to explore the site with ease and express themselves on the website. Although I'm sure that the website will not be flawless, still, at least the new portal will be able to make a good impression to players who wish to play Level-Up's array of interesting and exciting games. Who knows? Maybe one day the portal will eventually serve as a new online tambayan for gamers. It's possible for that to happen, don't you agree?

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belated happy birthday to me and stuff

haha... well, happy birthday to myself...

and now I'm 18, meaning I can already do whatever I want when I want. but it also comes with additional tasks and responsibilities of course.

but what the hey, I got a new phone, new term has started, but whats more a lot of people have greeted me on that day and the days after my birthday.

what makes things better is that we got no classes during that day.

but what made this day really special is that 2 friends of mine texted me the night before and during the day. Having to see their replies is something that I will never forget.

but anyway, I'm 18 now. haha I hope that the next year will be tough yet fun. I know I can survive through all the perils that I'm facing right now.

Well, that's all for now, to say the least. happy birthday to me. xD

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

A new term starts... again.

hahaha, how has it been since I've last posted? It felt like an eternity LOL. Oh well, a lot of things happened before during and after the start of the term. Time flies in a flash, 'ne? haha. oh well, time for the news report xD

1. LSCS Teambuilding a huge success!

Well, yeah. Remember last time when I said I was gonna attend the LSCS Teambuilding? Well, I did, and it was really worth it. The sand, the sea, the inuman sessions (xD) and the fun events. it was really worth it. I really got a chance to interact and get to know more about my fellow LSCS officers and to become bonded with them.

The activities are fun and really memorable. Pero what got to me are the torero sessions LOL. I wont go into the details. =P Basta it was enjoyable and a really memorable event.

Too bad my dad deleted the pictures that are stored in the camera LOL X_X.

2. My dad graduated.

Yep. He finished his masteral studies in the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy. At least now he can really prove that he still has what it takes to learn. I'm really proud of my dad because of that Achievement.

but once again, pictures of the said event were deleted. poor camera. T_T

3. The Term starts again.

ah, I'm a sophomore once more, but this time in college LOL. New friends, new challenges, tougher subjects, but more fun! This time, I'm an officer of LSCS and it seems that I'm gonna face a lot of challenges ahead.

Reflecting on this, I do believe it's now time for me to set my priorities straight. as in I should really learn to manage my time well, set schedules and not just suddenly make ideas and procratinate like I always do lol. I got responsibilities now. and since it's already the 2nd year, I should really get used to multitasking and having little time for leisure. But nonetheless, I should at least enjoy my time and work hard for the sake of my grades and for the sake of the organization.

And also, on a side note, I just saw Miyuki-chan last Thursday xD. She really made my day. I miss her too much. x3

oh well. Well that's that for my news report. oh by the way, I gots a new multiply site for my persef2: http://elysiasilvermoon.multiply.com

This might be used mostly for my persef2, but once I get the hang of multiply, I should be able to integrate both that site and my blog. ^_^

until then, ja ne! ^^

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